I ask this question from the perspective of a bred and born lifelong loyal but extremely frustrated US Catholic.
When does a church behave like a dysfunctional and codependent family and how can we help ourselves grow out of it?
Try - ?
1: behavior modification therapy
2: mindfulness meditation training (my choice)
3: put the whole family in jail (what does that really accomplish?)
4: deny there is anything wrong - after all, Jesus said "forgive them - they know not what they do"
5: defend them - they are doing the best they can.
6: start a massive emotional intelligence education program for everybody involved. (cool!)
7: nothing. God is in control. (I'm not trusting that answer anymore - that smells like abusive manipulation.)
and of course learn to see the face of God in everyone involved. (the most important transformation anyone can have - in my heartfelt and I hope truly humble experience)
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I'm new at this blogging thing but I have always wanted to be able to ask many more questions than anyone around me has the ears (or patience) to hear. So- I combine the fact that I need a blog to help promote my small business of knitting warm hats with my vocation of asking questions.